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That Peaceful Easy Feeling

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Tuesday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time

“But I pray to you, O LORD, for the time of your favor, O God! In your great kindness answer me with your constant help.” (Psalm 69:14)

Life in today’s world is hectic, to say the least. Our ability for instant communication, regardless of where we are, makes it hard for us to sit back and relax.

 

I remember the quiet of sitting outside with my family on summer evenings. All we heard were the sounds of crickets chirping in the dark. Today when I sit outside with my family I hear the sounds of cell phones, text messages, email deliveries and portable video games. The memory of peaceful summer evenings seems distant to me now. These days when I sit there, my mind is full of things I need to accomplish both at work and at home. It is often hard to just listen for the quiet.

 

It is at those times I need to turn to God in prayer. A warm peaceful feeling flows over me when I truly let my mind clear in prayer, when I truly let God take control. I reluctantly admit that I don’t let God take control often enough. When I am feeling the stress of today’s world, I need to stop and remember that warm peaceful feeling that comes from above. I need to remember that God is always there to listen to my prayers and offer me help. God is never too busy.

 


Dear Heavenly Father, life in today’s world is hectic.

Help us remember to turn to You for the constant help You offer.

Thank You for the peace You give us when we turn to You in prayer. Amen.


Sandy Crisp, RN
Director of Clinic Quality Initiatives, Avera

EXODUS 2:1-15A ● PSALM 69:3, 14, 30-31, 33-34 ● MATTHEW 11:20-24

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